Not a scam, but Trading Standards are concerned that this scheme may be abused by unscrupulous traders who may use the scheme’s details to exploit residents, perhaps by offering money off guarantees courtesy of the Government, as a way of touting for work.
This grant is a government backed initiative in the form of a voucher to get homeowners to invest money in improving the energy-efficiency of their property and to give the economy a boost. Types of improvement that qualify for the grant are split into primary and secondary measures. The voucher must be used to install at least one primary measure which can be insulation and/or low carbon heating. After at least one primary measure has been installed, the voucher can be used to help cover the cost of a list of secondary measures which contains things like double or triple glazing, draught-proofing and energy-efficient doors.
Only verified and approved traders can carry out the work. There are steps that have to be followed to gain access to the Government grant and Trading Standards urge consumers to say no to cold callers or offers posted through the letterbox.
You can check if you are eligible to access the grant by visiting green homes grant.
Alternatively you can read all the details about the grant scheme at green homes grant.